Grangefield is an amazing school: kind teachers, kind friends, large library, nice hall, good music room, outside equipment, bike parking and scooters to park, good facilities like copse field, good assembly.

Frankie

The NEST (Nurturing and Emotional Support Team)

Early Help is about children, young people and families getting the right help at the right time, before issues get worse.

The purpose of “Early Help” is to prevent issues and problems becoming serious and harmful to the child, young person, family and community. When children and families need this extra support, they often need it quickly. Provision of early help support can be at all stages of a child’s life; pre-birth, during pregnancy, childhood or adolescence.

Here at Grangefield School, we recognise the importance of Early Help and as a result, we have a dedicated NEST (Nurturing & Emotional Support Team) consisting of a range of staff members with many years of educational experience between them, each offering different expertise to provide help, support and guidance within school and out. 

The team consists of:

  • Mrs K Lewis – Head Teacher, Pupil Premium Co-ordinator & DSL
  • Mrs G Kydd – Deputy Headteacher & DDSL
  • Mrs A Elander-Phoenix – SENCO
  • Mrs A Lack – Children & Families Support Worker

As a team, we meet regularly to discuss children in key groups including those with SEN, Early Help Interventions and those on Child Protection or Child In Need Plans. We also discuss any referrals made to us, regarding children or families, with any concerns which could be affecting the mental health and well-being of a child/children or family members.

Parent Education and Help Guides

Adult Education in Gloucestershire are running some family learning courses for parents. All of these courses are currently being delivered via Zoom. They are open to all parents/ carers or grandparents in Gloucestershire, with the courses being free for many parents- see notes at the bottom of each flyer. The tutors all have a wide experience in their subject and bring great energy and enthusiasm to the course. You can find more information on the links below: